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Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA - 2014 – 15

Welcome to another season of Lee Coast MOAA highlighted as Lee Coast joins the Calusa Chapter from Cape Coral MOAA for the annual Military Ball at Crown Colony on December 8.

The Military Ball will replace the December Dinner meeting. Reservations are now being taken according to instructions on the invitation, and they are going fast as space is limited to 80 couples total from the two chapters.  Click the box below and make your reservations NOW.

Click Here for Your Military Ball Invitation – December 8th

Here’s the rest of the Calendar:


07 -  Directors Meeting and Golf Outing Organization Meeting

10 -   Dinner/Meeting at Crown Colony — 1745 – Speaker: Al Ambrose, Agricultural Economist

11 -   Sanibel Veterans Day Celebration –at Sanibel City Hall  1030


 08 – Military Dinner and Ball at Crown Colony – Click below for details– Also installation of new officers.

 TBA – Board of Directors Meeting – TBA

  No dinner meeting in December. Military Ball instead.  Seats are going fast, so reserve NOW.    

Click Here for Details and Your Military Ball Invitation!

 January 2015:  Happy New Year!

12 – Dinner/Meeting at Crown Colony - 1745 Speaker Mike Calbot, “The Golf Doctor”

TBA – Board of Directors Meeting – TBA


  09 - Dinner/Meeting at Crown Colony – 1745  Speaker: John Schilling.  Exposed over $1.7B in

          healthcare fraud.

TBA – Board of Directors Meeting – Nomination of officers for next year. — TBA


 09 – Dinner/Meeting at Crown Colony -  1745 – Speaker: TBA

TBA – Board of Directors Meeting


13 – Dinner/Meeting at Crown Colony — 1745 - Speaker: Johathan Helmreich, Professor of European                  and Russian History, Allegheny College 

14 – Lee Coast MOAA Annual Golf Outing at Shell Point

TBA – Board of Directors Meeting

April 14, 2015 Lee Coast MOAA Golf Outing  — Click Here

 Enjoy your summer! See you in November.


Board of Directors for FY 2014-15

MOAA Chapter:  President – Fred Bondurant; Vice President – Steve Epkins; Past President – Roger Triftshauser; Treasurer - Alex MacKenzie; Recording Secretary - Nancy Collura; Corresponding Secretary – Teresa Galgano; Membership - Brian Boyd; Public Affairs - Corky Boyd; MOAA Liason - Eric Tibbs; Auxiliary Activities – Vacant; Directors at Large - John Bathke, Jim Dozier, Joe Smaha, Scott Logan, Doug Quelch, .

Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA Foundation, Inc.  President –  Fred Bondurant; Vice President - Steve Epkins; Secretary – Nancy Collura; Corresponding Secretary – Teresa Galgano; Treasurer – Alex MacKenzie; Directors at large – John Bathke; Chauncey Goss; Doug Quelch; Karon Rathgeber; Joe Smaha, Rick Morris.

Boards Meet at:  Merrill Lynch, 13250 University Center Blvd., Fort Myers.

Non-Board Member Committee Chairs

Dinner Arrangements, Joe Surico; Chaplain, Woody Stemple; WebMaster, Vacant.

 Click for dinner menu & to make reservations

 Reservations must be received by 2359 on Wednesday, prior to the dinner.

Social hour commences at 1745.  Followed by the 1845 meeting , dinner, and speaker(s).

You will need a personal check for dinner and a credit card for cocktails (No Amex)

Dress: Gentlemen – sport coat, no tie; ladies dressy casual to informal.

We will stop reminding you once your attendance (or non-attendance) is recorded, so, if you get multiple mailings, either you have not responded or your reservation is somewhere in cyberspace…. Yes, it happens…. Please re-enter your original reservation/decline.

To cancel, re-enter, or change your reservation, simply click on the reservation box above PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE DINNER and enter your preferences. That will overwrite your previous reservation and generate a new confirmation. 

Cancellations after the cut-off date and no-shows will be billed the full dinner amount

Close the reservations window after your reservation is confirmed on your screen.


Chapter Dues – $25.00/yr.  Payable May thru November

Chapter dues of $25 are payable each May, and it’s a renewals only policy. Pay if you want to continue membership. New members are charged dues in May after they first attend, and membership is dropped if unpaid by November. Please respond directly — with a check, preferably — to Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Nametags are $10.00 each. They are specially made and must be paid for by check when you join. Every member and attending spouse is requested to wear one. $10 per tag is the chapter’s cost.

 How to Contact Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA

Click here to see the most recent newsletter(s)

Click here to send a personal note to the chapter president only

Click here to email the Lee Coast MOAA Chapter admin – Secretary, Treasurer etc.)

Snail Mail: Lee Coast MOAA, PO Box 682, Sanibel, FL 33957

Everything you need to know about membership

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MOAA Websites – Use “BACK” to return to the Lee Coast MOAA Website

National MOAA Website: www.moaa.org

Florida MOAA Chapters Council Website: http://www.moaafl.org

Florida Military Message Center: http://www.moaafl.org/FMMC/

Florida Council of Chapters Newsletter: www.moaafl.org/Communique

Naples Chapter Website: www.moaswfl.echapters.com

Dinner Info & Driving Directions

Dinner Information: Social hour begins at 1745 pm, Dinner at 1845. Dinner is $30.00 per diner. The chapter is not equipped to process credit cards and Crown Colony is not able to process cash, so please bring BOTH – a check for dinner and a Visa or Mastercard for the bar. No AMEX, please.

Please wear your MOAA name badge. Seating is first-come first choice. There is no reserved seating.

Directions to Crown Colony: Crown Colony is on the left hand side of Winkler Road, about 3/8ths of a mile south of the Summerlin & Winkler light. Security is tight, so you must give your name at the gate, present your driver’s license, and be on the guest list to be admitted. Follow signs to the clubhouse — about a mile. Plenty of parking.

Lee Coast Chapter, MOAA Bylaws

Click here to read the Chapter  and Foundation Bylaws

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